Asif added that the prime minister had been invited as well by the leader of Russia, and that the visit would go ahead. The claim was made that they could provide us with gas.
According to Russia, there are gas pipelines in Central Asian nations that might be extended to reach Pakistan via Afghanistan. There have been these discussions.
The military minister added that Russia valued Pakistan’s position on the current war in Ukraine.
He added that during the first week of November, Chinese President Xi Jinping will invite Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to make his first trip to China.
The offer, according to the defense minister, was made by President Xi during a conversation the two leaders had in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in conjunction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Asif went on to say that the meeting between the head of state and the president of China went very well. He claimed that President Xi pledged to move the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project forward and referred to Pakistan as the most strategic buddy.
Asif continued by expressing that all SCO participants have indicated a desire to help Pakistan as it deals with terrible floods.
In November, Shehbaz will appoint a new COAS. The nation’s new army leader would be chosen in November in adherence to the Constitution, the defense secretary reaffirmed, by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Regardless of what Imran Khan says, Asif declared to the media in Islamabad that the prime minister would fulfill his constitutional obligation to pick the army commander in November.
Although he said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif never brought up the nomination of the army chief in conversation, he continued, “Nawaz Sharif has also carried out this legal requirement multiple times.”
The former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, was also chastised by the intelligence chief, who said that Imran was attempting to make the selection of the army chief controversial. Imran is making statements that ought to not be said,” he continued.
In his ongoing arguments for reelection, Asif said that the PTI leader was endangering the nation and its values. He also charged him of attempting to stop Pakistan from receiving relief for flood relief people.
The chairman of the PML-N further claimed that Imran’s attacks are endangering Pakistan’s national security, which is correlated with its financial stability.
He claimed that Imran Khan continuously targeted the national and commercial safety of Pakistan. The change occurs as efforts are being made to repair the tense relationship between Pakistan and the US.
Recently, a top member of the US Department of State’s staff paid a visit to Islamabad, and the $450 million sale of F-16 weaponry was authorized by the Joe Biden Presidency.
Shehbaz’s meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday and Friday, respectively, are noteworthy amid all of this and demonstrate Pakistan’s efforts to maintain a careful balance in its relations with major nations.
Following their discussion with Shehbaz, Putin’s staff produced a transcript that gave the impression that Russia was keen to strengthen its ties with Pakistan.
During the same period, President Xi described Shehbaz as “a guy of prudence and competence” during their first encounter.
Putin was lauded by Shehbaz, who also referred to Russia as a “superpower” and its leader as a man of words.
The Russian president, for his part, recalled his professional relationship with Nawaz Sharif back when he was the head of state before visiting with Shehbaz.